4 of 5 portraits of George Romney
by and published by William Bond, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
stipple and line engraving, published 1 March 1810
11 7/8 in. x 10 in. (303 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 12 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. (319 mm x 268 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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Sitterback to top
- George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 160 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Bond (active 1772-1827), Engraver. Artist associated with 55 portraits.
- Longman & Co (active 1806-1839), Publishers. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Josiah Taylor (1761-1834), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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Events of 1810back to top
Current affairsSerious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates.
Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and scienceSir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.
Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.
First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
InternationalMadame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.
Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.